SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Stier Eric

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. [ GNMK ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP & General Counsel
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 02/23/2018 A(1) 80,250 A $0 212,362 D
Common Stock 02/26/2018 S(2) 4,519 D $4.17 207,843 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Market Stock Units $0.0 02/27/2018 A 23,750(3) (4) (4) Common Stock 23,750(3) $0 23,750 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The amount reported reflects restricted stock units granted to the Reporting Person pursuant to the Issuer's 2010 Equity Incentive Plan. Of the amount reported, 9,000 restricted stock units vest in full (100%) on February 23, 2019. The remaining restricted stock units vest 25% on February 23, 2019 and in 12 equal quarterly installments thereafter.
2. The shares were sold pursuant to pre-established trading instructions solely to satisfy tax withholding obligations in connection with the partial vesting of previously granted restricted stock units.
3. Each market stock unit ("MSU") represents the contingent right to receive, following vesting, between 0% and 200% of one share of the Issuer's common stock, subject to the level of achievement of applicable performance conditions. The resulting number of shares acquired upon vesting of the MSUs, if any, is based on the Issuer's total shareholder return for each performance period as compared to the NASDAQ Composite Index.
4. The MSUs vest in three equal installments, on each of December 31, 2018, December 31, 2019, and December 31, 2020; provided that, at the end of the second and third performance periods, the Reporting Person is eligible to receive any shares that were not earned in the first and second performance periods to the extent that the Issuer's two-year or three-year total shareholder return, as applicable, exceeds the prior performance results as compared to the NASDAQ Composite Index.
/s/ Eric Stier 02/27/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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